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Stephenson College


We strongly advise all students to live in College accommodation during their first year to take full advantage of the community and to fully participate in Collegiate life. We will welcome applications from returning students in subsquent years who are valuable contributors to our college community.

Two types of accommodation are available for new students at Stephenson College:

  • rooms in College

  • rooms in Durham University at Mezzino (private-sector apartment block)

Information for applicants

Once you have firmly accepted the offer of a place at Stephenson College through UCAS, you will be able to access an online accommodation application form and specify your preferred accommodation, either College or in Durham University at Mezzino. We will try to allocate you to your preferred accommodation but this cannot be guaranteed. Students offered a room are required to sign an agreement in September for the whole of the academic year.

Accommodation within the College

Flats of six or seven bedrooms share a fully equipped kitchen. Facilities in each bedroom include:

  • single bed
  • wardrobe and chest of drawers
  • study desk & chair
  • noticeboard
  • en-suite shower, toilet & wash-hand basin
  • Wi-Fi connection to the University network

Stephenson have two accessible rooms on site, which are fully accessible with ramps into the blocks and automatic doors for entry. They additionally include:

  • a fully functional wet room; grab rails, seat for the shower, wash hand basins and toilet.
  • an alarm on a pull chord that goes back to the Porters Lodge in the wet room and bedroom
  • higher sockets and lower light switches for easy use from a wheelchair user
  • kitchen is DDA compliant and has an automatic door for entry

Accommodation at Durham University at Mezzino

Durham University at Mezzino is in a private-sector residence which is a short walk from the College and Campus, and close to Stockton town centre. The modern apartment blocks are purpose built for students and boast a riverside location with stunning views across the River Tees.

En-suite rooms are arranged in apartments of varied size with shared kitchens, equipped with dishwashers and televisions. Facilities in each bedroom include:

  • double bed
  • wardrobe and chest of drawers
  • study desk & chair
  • noticeboard
  • en-suite shower, toilet & wash-hand basin
  • broadband internet access

For more information please see the following link:

Living Out

Students living locally with families and returning students who live out in their second and third year of study are still very much a part of the College community,. These students are represented by the Livers Out Officer within the JCR. All students are encouraged to take an active role within the College community and make the most of every opportunity that Collegiate life brings.

What does it cost?

The charge for a single en-suite room in College accommodation during the academic year 2015/16 is £5,279*

Primary Education Students

Primary Education students are required to pay an additional charge due to the extended term times relating to this degree programme.

Additional Information

The above prices include contents/possesions insurance and damage charge.

The residence charge includes the cost of the college dining evenings. Undergraduate students resident in College and Mezzino dine together in the Waterside Room two evenings per week. A total of 48 two course evening meals are provided for these undergraduate residents during the academic year and two special Locomotion Dinners. 


*Please note there is an additional charge for College Locomotion Dinners.


Contact our Accommondation Team.

T. 01913340032

E. stephenson.accommodation@